This year we’re combining our Uniquely Philly Gifts for Families and our Top Picks for Parents Gift Guides to bring you the best of the best ideas for Philly families and moms and dads this season. And, if you’re still looking for Top Toys don’t miss our Top Toys for Kids Gift Guide too! Happy shopping!
Flyers Santa Sacks
The Flyers Santa Sack is the Ultimate Philadelphia Flyers Holiday gift pack! It’s a perfect and easy way to give the gift of Flyers Hockey to your favorite fans! Includes two tickets to select Flyers games, an autographed Flyers puck, an Xfinity LIVE! $10 gift card, vouchers for two free hot dogs, soft drinks, and popcorns, and a special offer for half-priced Flyers Wives Carnival tickets. Upgrade to the premium Stick Package for four tickets and choice of a stick signed by Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, or Jakub Voracek (while supplies last). This package also includes two free Flyers Wives Carnival tickets (valued at $70). Santa Sacks start at $150. Click here to order or call 1-800-298-4200.
Philly Subway Sign
Show off your love for Philly with this modern typographic interpretation of the city with a vintage feel from Going Underground. Three unique prints create a uniquely Philly statement piece. What a great way to show your pride for the great city of Philadelphia! Order online at Going Underground’s online store. $54.
Membership to Philly Magic Gardens
A Family Membership to Philadelphia Magic Gardens is a unique gift of the arts that will keep on giving as it offers local families free admission for two adults and up to three children for the entire year to one of the most unique and beautiful locations in the city. Plus get a guided tour and Q&A with Isaiah Zagar, free access to the PECO Family Jams series featuring fun and educational hands on crafts and family tours of the gardens, and other great perks. $60
Give a gift of DiBruno Brothers cheese and other tasty delights to give them a true sense of a Philly classic! DiBruno Brothers is without a doubt a Philadelphia institution starting with the original shop on 9th street in the Italian Market and expanding to 5 shops now and even being able to pick up DiBruno Brothers cheese spreads and treats in many local grocery stores too. The DiBruno Bros. House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes, and Pairings makes a great uniquely Philly gift at just $19.99. Or why not give them the DB Salami Sampler for the perfect mid-range gift at $49.99? Go a bit bigger with the VIP Cheese Crate at $99.99. With price and taste options at every range, you’ll find the perfect gift they’ll be thanking you for long after Dec. 25th!
Tickets to the Arden Theatre Company
Tickets to the Arden Theatre make a wonderful holiday treat for local families this season. The Arden Theatre Company produces award-winning theatre in the heart of Old City. Currently running Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates for families, the Arden offers main stage and children’s theater productions each season that the whole family will enjoy. Tickets start at $16 for children. And, look for our review and giveaway of a four pack of tickets to the Arden Theatre Company coming soon!
I mean COME ON – what Philly family would not squeal with delight at some artisanal bacon handcrafted right outside of Philadelphia this holiday! Our friends over at 1732 Meats in Lansdowne offer the tastiest most wonderful bacon you’ll ever try. Get it in your choice of Black Peppercorn, Garlic Insanity, Jalapeno, and Spanish Smoked Paprika. This bacon will knock your socks off – trust us on this one. You can pick up 1732 Meats at any of these Philadelphia area locations or order online through DiBruno Bros. $9.99 per pack.
Spirit of Philadelphia Cruise
Let ’em get their cruise thing on with tickets on the Spirit of Philadelphia! This is a unique and fun dining and entertainment experience along the Delaware River and is available for lunch, dinner or specialty cruises (such as the Full Moon cruise or the Santa Lunch cruise). These make a fun gift for parents and kids alike. We took our kids on a cruise one summer and they loved the great views and excitement of indoor dining and dancing, too! Tickets start at $24.95 for children.
What local family with kids would not love the chance to check out Sesame Place in nearby Langhorne, PA with a gift of tickets this season? Sesame Place offers furry fun for the entire family with live shows, wet and dry rides, dining and character meet and greets that will delight all the little ones in your family and make for some great family memories. And now through December 31st, families can enjoy A Very Furry Christmas with special live holiday shows and a winter wonderland of lights, a fun holiday parade with sure to get you in the Christmas spirit, and festive decor. Plus enjoy Christmas menus, holiday shopping and even a visit with Santa in his Furry Workshop. Tickets to A Very Furry Christmas start at $24.
2015 ALSF Holiday Ornament
Give the gift of giving with the 2015 Holiday Keepsake Ornament from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. This beautiful ornament will shine even brighter on your tree this year since you know that by your purchase you helped children and families fighting childhood cancer. This year’s ornament is inspired by my friend and complete hero, Lily Adkins, who with the help of her family broke the Guinness Book of World Records this year with their Big Lemonade Stand! $20
Top Picks for Parents
Ok, so these aren’t necessarily “uniquely Philly” but they are great gifts and ideas for parents and families. Here are a few bonus perfect picks for Philly parents this season!
The Amazon Echo uses far field voice recognition and its built in wireless speaker while connecting to the cloud to allow for a voice activated central home command center enabling you to stream music, control lights and environmentals, manage shopping lists, get traffic, and so much more. On sale today for Cyber Monday on Amazon for just $149. (Regularly $179)
Disney has done it again! Circle with Disney is a smart device and app that pairs with your home Wi-Fi network and allows your family to manage all of your home’s connected devices. With Circle, parents can filter content, limit screen time and set a bedtime for every device in the home. Circle can even pause the Internet. Get Circle today (Cyber Monday) for only $85! (Regularly $99)
Samsung SmartThings Hub
The Samsung SmartThings home automation hub lets you easily control, monitor, and secure your home from anywhere in the world. Secure your home for a fraction of the cost of a home security system and automate lighting and other environmentals (Bonus!! You can connect it to your Amazon Echo, too!) $99.